We believe the world is a better place when we preserve our stories for future generations.

everyone should tell their life story for the next generation


The Biographers Guild of Greater New York started as a group of writing, editing, and design professionals sitting around a Manhattan apartment and talking about our field.

First, we had to answer the most important question: Who are we?

The answer came easily. We are the people who preserve life stories.

That can mean your grandmother’s immigration story or your parents’ love story; it can also mean an entire biography or a snapshot of one special moment in your life. We record the histories of individuals, but also of businesses, organizations, and even pets.

If there is a life story to be told, if there is a history to be preserved, if there are memories to be passed down, we are the people with the expertise—and passion—to do it.



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Our members specialize in telling life stories in various formats including books, video, and audio. Let us know what services you are looking for, and we will refer you to candidates who we think will be a good fit.

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